Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Yearly Archives: 2020

How Can I Keep My Vehicle Maintained During the Summer?

How Can I Keep My Vehicle Maintained During the Summer?

The summer season is the perfect time of the year to take a road trip or spend a day at your favorite place. With the increase in the use of our vehicles, understanding how we can best maintain our cars throughout the season is important. The summer months can take a toll on our vehicles, both due to the weather and the increase in use. When fall comes around, you want to be able to still have a reliable vehicle. This is why taking good care of your car during the summer can go along way, and save you money on repairs and services in a few months.  So, what are some of the ways that you can help keep your vehicle well-maintained throughout the summer? Here are some of our top summer car maintenance tips and how they can help you keep your car reliable:  Park in shaded areas or out of the sun when possible. Parking under the sun for extended periods of time can cause paint fade and a super hot interior. Parking in the shade is the best way to protect both the exterior and in ... read more

Celebrate July 4th Safely

Celebrate July 4th Safely

July 4th is a special day when it comes to celebrating our freedom here in the United States. It typically includes gathering with friends and family, attending events or festivals, and watching grand firework displays. We know that this year's July 4th will definitely look different than previous years due to the current pandemic. However, there are still some ways that you can have fun and enjoy the day while remaining safe.  Even though you won't be able to gather in large groups, you can still enjoy the presence of close family members or friends while social distancing. We recommend getting the grill going, playing some games, and eating your favorite goods. Plus, you can even get some small sparklers or fireworks going! If you are planning on having fun this July 4th weekend, remember the following safety tips:  Planning on driving somewhere during the weekend? Don't forget to practice driving safely. Please don't drive if you are planning on consuming ... read more

My Car is Leaking...What Do I Do?

My Car is Leaking...What Do I Do?

Noticing a leak coming from underneath your vehicle can be worrisome. As soon as you see a leak, be sure to inspect the liquid to determine its color and where it is coming from. Fluid leaking from your car could mean a variety of different things, and the color of the liquid is usually an accurate indicator of where that leak is coming from. As soon as you have figured out the color of the liquid, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Pro Auto Care in Denver, CO. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles and will fix your leak and get you back on the road quickly.  Here are some of the colors to look out for if you notice a leak: Red - Red fluid usually points to a transmission or power steering system leak. This can stem from a broken transmission seal or a hole in a line between systems.  Orange - Orange liquid can be tricky. The orange color can actually indicate leaking antifreeze or jus ... read more

What Do Strange Car Noises & Vibrations Indicate?

What Do Strange Car Noises & Vibrations Indicate?

When your car starts to make strange noises or vibrate heavily, it’s usually never a good sign. Your vehicle is a complex working system, and when it starts to work abnormally, it’s your car’s way of telling you that something isn’t right. Certain noises can indicate specific problems depending on where they are coming from. Vibrations can stem from a number of different areas, such as a brake system or suspension system problem. As soon as you notice something off with your vehicle, give the experts a call here at Pro Auto Care in Denver, CO. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with all makes and models of vehicles and will quickly determine the source of the problem to get you back on the road safely.  Some common noises include: Squealing, screeching, or grinding when you brake Sputtering or rattling exhaust noises from under the car Chirping or squealing noise from under the hood Humming, growling or roaring noise when driving  Befo ... read more

What's that Smell? Common Vehicle Smells & What They Indicate

We understand that it can be concerning when you start smelling a weird scent in your vehicle, especially if that scent is of gasoline or rotten eggs. There are certain common smells that can be indicative of things, such as a needed repair or possibly cleaning. If you do smell something off, chances are its your vehicle's way of letting you know that something is wrong. Never ignore a strange smell that lingers for days, because there could be an issue wrong with your vehicle that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.  Here are some of the common car smells and what they can indicate:  If you smell something funky, try to identify where the smell is coming from. A funky or rotten smell could be coming from a hidden old food item somewhere in your car. A smell of rotten eggs, however, can actually be a sign of a catalytic converter problem that will need to be inspected as soon as possible.    If your car smells like mold or mildew, deep clean ... read more